This is a press release from Internews
Does your organization want to build its capacity in fact-checking? Are you interested in the growing global community of independent fact-checkers?
Internews is launching the Philippine Fact-Checker Incubator (PFCI) to train and support more fact-checking organizations and provide mentorship for them to develop fully-fledged fact-checking units within their organizations.
The program aims to support up to six (6) media or civil society organizations to participate in the first PFCI, following global fact-checking standards like those of the International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN)’s code of principles.
Starting September 2021, selected organizations will receive a comprehensive support package including training, technical and financial support, and mentorship in an effort to build a strong fact-checking community in the Philippines. The PFCI will also establish collaboration channels to enable the newly incubated fact-checkers to work routinely and collegially with the fact-checking community in the Philippines.
PFCI aims to build the capacity of fact-checking organizations in the Philippines and encourage participation in global fact-checking networks.
This assistance package will be provided to selected organizations by Internews in partnership with VERA Files and Rappler.
This program is made possible by Facebook’s funding.
Applications are open to:
How to Apply
The candidates must submit their application through this link: Expressions of interest for the Philippine Fact-Checker Incubator (PFCI) program.
Applications must include a cover letter and an organization’s profile to be uploaded in the online application form.
The cover letter must explain the interest of your organization in joining the PFCI, and pledge readiness to avail time of journalist/researcher/writer and meet the commitments listed in this call for expression of interest if selected, along with the assurance that the fact-checking outputs will be widely circulated. The cover letter should express the applicant’s commitment to support the local fact-checking community, adhere to global fact-checking standards and participate in global fact-checking organizations/coalitions.
Deadline for applications is on 12 August 2021, at 11:59 p.m.